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We are an entirely volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation founded to encourage cycling by making low cost bicycle maintenance available to all.

Welcome to Reading Bicycle Kitchen, a we-help-you-fix-it bicycle workshop where you are in charge. Whether you have a bike that's been sitting in the garage for years and you want to get cycling again, or just need some advice and access to tools then you have come to the right place. 

Regular sessions at the Queen’s Arms

every Saturday 12 - 4 pm

Next one is on Saturday the 22nd June 2019

The Queen’s Arms (New Beginnings) Great Knollys Street, RG1 7HL .

Between the Reading Bus depot and the Farmers market

We have 5 fully equipped work stands and lots of enthusiastic volunteers to help you. It's held in a room at the back of the building in a safe and dry environment. Please use the signed side entrance. Map: https://goo.gl/AoRCRb 

BIKE DONATIONS

If you have a bike, in reasonable condition, that we can (with a bit of work) pass on to a deserving new owner, then we would be very grateful. Some bikes will be reconditioned and donated to people in need. We can also accept used D locks so people given donated bicycles can keep them safe. Other bicycles will be refurbished, safety checked, then recycled to grateful new owners and the proceeds used to support the project.

RBK have provided bicycles for the homeless, a children’s home, refugees and Berkshire Woman’s Aid. We also recycle donated bikes to make low cost bicycles available to everyone and encourage cycling in the town.

If you have something that may fit the bill, please email us: info@readingbicyclekitchen.org

PRICES

We keep prices as low as possible, for a small job that takes under 30 minutes it's £3.00, otherwise it's just £5 an hour. If you're not earning, bring along some evidence and we'll not charge you for your session




Refugees - RBK is proud to offer support to refugees. We are a supporter of Reading City of Sanctuary  We will take unwanted bikes and pass some of them on to Reading based refugees so they have a means of getting around the town. We also offer help in keeping their bikes in good shape. In addition we direct them to cycling projects to be more confident cycling around Reading.

OPENING TIMES

Whilst we don’t have permanent premises - please come to the above pop up sessions.

You bring the bike, we've got the tools, the time and the expertise to show you how to fix it - check out the video below.

 

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PRICES

We keep prices as low as possible, for a small job that takes under 30 minutes it's £3.00, otherwise it's just £5 an hour. If you're not earning, bring along some evidence and we'll not charge you for your session